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One of Mississippi’s greatest stories to ever be retold for years

Those big plays in the high school games are held onto as long as grudges in the small towns that host them. They’re the egotistical victories and snarky resentments that fill and eat at our cores for years in the small little worlds we live in day-to-day and year-to-year. In-state rivalries never fizzle out either, […]

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Fall, winter seasons kick off host of Amory events

By Devy Ferguson, director of the Amory Visitors Bureau By the time you read this, you’re accustomed to fall and its cooler temperatures and colorful foliage that are turning our thoughts toward the holiday season. As much as I love summertime, I am always relieved to see those hot, humid days retire! It’s time for […]

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Tale of ticketing trooper takes a turn

Do you remember your last encounter with the Mississippi Highway Patrol? Of course you do. Blue flashing lights, a moment of dread and then a handwritten invitation to deposit money into the state’s coffers. All too often our only encounter with officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol is the result of getting caught driving […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s: Troubling behaviors

By Mary Nell Dorris, executive director of First Friends Respite Care Center. Hopson and I were checking out with a huge basket of groceries. He suddenly said to the cashier, “Will you please page my wife?” I can still see her look in slow motion. First, she looked like she was going to tell him how […]

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They like us; They really, really like us

In a misinterpretation of an Oscar speech that stuck, Sally Field, in 1984, spouted off a variation of the famous saying, “You like me. You really, really like me,” as part of her acceptance speech for Best Actress for “Places in the Heart.” Five years later, America really liked her set in the backdrop of […]

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Make the most of Fall planting

Two of the most exciting activities in the fall are cheering on our favorite team and gardening. As temperatures begin to drop and rains become more frequent, some of us get excited about working in the garden again. Whether you are planting new shrubs and trees, replacing dead ones, or dividing existing plants, fall is […]

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At the Movies: Sept. 17, 2014

By Ruth Howell “The November Man” Rated: R Synopsis provided by movies.com: Based on Bill Granger’s novel “There Are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, “The November Man” is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Ruth’s review: An agent for the CIA was retiring and […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s: A daughter’s account

By Carla Glasgow, honorary chairperson of First Friends’ Friends Walk. As a child growing up you always know that your parents love you and will always take care of you no matter what situations may occur. My brother Steven and I were raised at 104 South 6th Street here in Amory where Allen’s Big Star and the […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Dealing with loss

Mary Nell Dorris It was a Saturday night, and the Saturday chores had made me ache all over. My back hurt, and I wanted to go to bed. Hopson was sitting on my bedside potty, and even though he had been there quite a while, he refused to get up. Every trick I had learned […]

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